UrbanVolt Wins Google Adopt A Startup Competition


DUBLIN, IRELAND (December 14, 2018) – UrbanVolt beat out some serious competition to become the winner of the latest Adopt a Startup competition.

After many weeks of work and competition, LED lighting innovator UrbanVolt has won the latest  Google Adopt a Startup contest. An intense finale at Google EMEA headquarters in Dublin on 11 December saw UrbanVolt emerge victorious.

Anne James, marketing manager at UrbanVolt, described the win as “a wonderful recognition of the work our team put into the programme over the past 12 weeks”.

She offered insights into how the team earned the top spot: “At the outset, we identified a number of OKRs (objectives and key results), the achievement of which has transformed our business. Our Google mentors shared their expertise in automating business processes and scaling, and we’re excited to put our learnings to the test in the US market.”

Helping companies reduce their carbon footprint

UrbanVolt works with some of the biggest companies in the world to reduce their carbon footprint through a move to LED lighting. According to James, UrbanVolt has saved the emissions equivalent of taking 9,000 cars off the road annually with its first 200 clients.

Google mentors told the UrbanVolt team that its pay-as-you-save model was a unique selling point and recommended that the team communicate the benefits of it in simple language. “Another objective we achieved with our team was developing an online pricing calculator, where potential clients can get a quote for their project in just 38 seconds,” James said.

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